The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded $5 million in partnership grants to two projects helmed by Emanu-El members:
Holocaust historian Charlotte Schallié is co-directing “Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education” with Andrea Webb. The project builds on their innovative approach to Holocaust education through co-creating graphic novels based on survivor testimonies, which we have covered here.
UVic historian Jordan Stanger-Ross is leading “The Past Wrongs, Future Choices” project, with co-director Audrey Kobayashi, and project manager Michael Abe (also pictured). The initiative will connect community partners and researchers from 40 organizations on four continents to explore the long-neglected connections among injustices toward people of Japanese descent (Nikkei) in allied countries across the Americas and the Pacific.
For more information on these projects, as well as Stanger-Ross’ and Schallié’s other work, read UVic’s article.
Mazel Tov to Jordan and Charlotte on their accomplishments!